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 Posted:   Jan 9, 2003 - 7:40 PM   
 By:   dave coscina   (Member)

With all the commotion over LOTR:TT I started thinking what my favorite Fantasy score would be. I'd say it's Alex North's Dragonslayer. There's so much there to like. Some great dissonant writing, jaunty Prokofiev-type themes, superb orchestration, etc. etc. I dearly hope that some company out there not only re-releases the score but the film on DVD presented in its true anamorphic 2:35 to 1 aspect ratio. the video transfer is lacking in more ways than I can say. I figure this film will see the light of day soon however. I waited so many years for Papillon to be released widescreen and it finally happened.

Anyone else out there that dig this film and score?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2003 - 7:56 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

The Thief of Bagdad - Rozsa
The Bishop's Wife - Friedhofer
The Horn Blows at Midnight - Waxman
The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad - Herrmann
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir - Herrmann
The Wizard of Oz - Arlen, Harburg, Stothart
E.T. - Williams

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2003 - 7:57 PM   
 By:   OHMSS76   (Member)

I love it too Dave, and for a really fun experiment, try synching up the unused waltz portion that scored the dragon's final flight in the film.....this scene was re-tracked with a reprise of the main title in the film, but the album has the whole cue as written(a waltz that was incidentally "first" heard as Space Station Docking in 2001 by North). It really plays at odds with the images, but adds a nice, fantastic dimension to the film. It sounds like North was more intent on scoring the fantasy aspect of the dragon's flight more than the drama in this scene. I don't have the exact timings on hand, but its the final big cue, and synchs up rather well, shouldn't be too hard to pinpoint.

Anyway, great stuff, I wish a reissue would happen as my cdr has a skip frown

NP: Dead Zone (Kamen)
Best,
Sean

 
 Posted:   Jan 10, 2003 - 2:58 AM   
 By:   SoundScope   (Member)

I loooooooooooooooove the DRAGONSLAYER score!

I had the boxed lp of it at one time and still have two cd's of it released by (I beleive) southerCross.

North is a favorite of mine and I kept wondering all through THE LORD OF THE RINGS what he would have done with it.

My favorite is still SPARTACUS. I so wish the powers that be would release the whole score in a really good recording though. I found a complete bootleg thing and there is truly some amazing stuff on there that is not on the "soundtrack" from MCA. Really a genius and madman kind of talent.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 10, 2003 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   Ken Longworth   (Member)

The Thief of Bagdad - Rozsa
The Bishop's Wife - Friedhofer
The Horn Blows at Midnight - Waxman
The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad - Herrmann
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir - Herrmann
The Wizard of Oz - Arlen, Harburg, Stothart
E.T. - Williams


Good list! I would add the rest of the scores by Herrmann for the Harryhausen films, particularly Jason and the Argonauts in its Intrada recording.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 10, 2003 - 12:31 PM   
 By:   Originalthinkr@aol.com   (Member)

To that add Rozsa's THE JUNGLE BOOK.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 10, 2003 - 1:02 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

Hook - John Williams
Willow - James Horner

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 10, 2003 - 1:34 PM   
 By:   The Big Bear   (Member)

Clash Of The Titans (Rosenthal)
The Dark Crystal (Jones)
The Secret Of Nimh (Goldsmith)

...and of course...

Conan The Barbarian (Poledouris)

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 10, 2003 - 1:51 PM   
 By:   Batmusicfan   (Member)

Do you guys like the movies these scores come from? Or do you just like the music?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 10, 2003 - 4:02 PM   
 By:   Tony Komotar   (Member)

Yes, I do like "Dragonslayer" (movie and music) a lot. My other favorites in this film category include:
* Thief of Bagdad
* Jungle Bood
* The Bishop's Wife
* E.T.
* The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad
* Clash of the Titans
* Superman
* Jason and the Argonauts

I like both the movies and the respective scores
since I tend not to separate image from sound.

 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2003 - 12:15 PM   
 By:   Olivier   (Member)

Goldsmith's "Legend". Wonderful.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2003 - 12:21 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen- Michael Kamen.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2003 - 2:48 PM   
 By:   The Big Bear   (Member)

Say what you will about him, but James Horner's KRULL is pretty great.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2003 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

Does anyone really need to be told how good John Williams' Star Wars scores are?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2003 - 3:30 PM   
 By:   estgrey   (Member)

Does anyone really need to be told how good John Williams' Star Wars scores are?

Dan Hobgood does . . .

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2003 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   estgrey   (Member)

Say what you will about him, but James Horner's KRULL is pretty great.

Krull and Cocoon, but he has been spending most of the rest of his career proving that those were flukes. Even Humanoids from the Deep stands up better than most of what he has been churning out for the last decade or so, for which the best parts always seem to be a quotation from one of his earlier scores or a direct theft from someone else.

 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2003 - 9:34 PM   
 By:   Valere   (Member)

Had Alex been alive,he would have scored Part One. Miklos Roza would have scored part Two. Benjamin Frankel would have scored part Three of the Lord of the Rings Saga. (From my notes)

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2003 - 10:28 PM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)



Dan Hobgood does . . .


I thought about answering myself with just those words, in parentheses...

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 11, 2003 - 11:42 PM   
 By:   The Big Bear   (Member)

Had Alex been alive,he would have scored Part One. Miklos Roza would have scored part Two. Benjamin Frankel would have scored part Three of the Lord of the Rings Saga. (From my notes)

Three composers for one story? Who are you... Michael Mann?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2003 - 7:01 AM   
 By:   Adam Cousins   (Member)

Say what you will about him, but James Horner's KRULL is pretty great.

Couldn't agree more, it's probably my favourite score. Oh god, I've done it now...

 
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